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The uses of disorder: personal identity & city life

by Richard Sennett

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Published by W.W. Norton in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cities and towns,
  • Community life

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRichard Sennett.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvii, 198 p. ;
    Number of Pages198
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22476706M
    LC Control Number71106628
    OCLC/WorldCa81624

    The Uses of Disorder is not only a critique of the ways in which the affluent city has failed as a place where the individual—even the affluent individual—can grow. It is also an exploration of new modes of urban organization through which city life can become richer and more : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. In Systems Failure: The Uses of Disorder in English Literature, I argue that much of the imaginative literature of the long eighteenth century was shaped by this skepticism and by a preoccupation with how systems, especially social systems, fail. My book traces how authors explored the idea that society is a system only to find that the plans.

    Richard Sennett was 25 when his first book, The Uses of Disorder, was published in Reissued with a new preface, this prescient study of class, city life and identity celebrates the dynamism and diversity of metropolitan life and calls for an urban ren. 1. Author(s): Sennett,Richard, Title(s): The uses of disorder; personal identity & city life. Edition: [1st ed.] Country of Publication: United States Publisher.

    Neighborhood disorder refers to observed or perceived physical and social features of neighborhoods that may signal the breakdown of order and social control, and that can undermine the quality of disorder can be exemplified by behaviors in public places such as people drunk or taking drugs on the streets, drug dealing, hostile arguing, conflict and fighting, people loitering. The Book of Life aims to be the curation of the best and most helpful ideas in the area of emotional life. Ultimately, life is only , hours long so we have to make sure the ideas we need don’t get lost – or take too long to find. The Book of Life redraws the sense of what a book is.


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In the book's first half, he argues convincingly that the general prosperity that blossomed in America after WWII permitted people to retreat into 'counterfeit communities' in the suburbs, in which fear of the overwhelming diversity and disorder of urban life stunts suburbanites at an adolescent phase of personal growth, resulting in Cited by: This makes his book something of a corollary to Jane Jacobs's Death and Life of Great American Cities, which had argued some 10 years earlier To put it another way, Sennett proposes that unpredictable experiences are good for people and that cities, with all their diversity, randomness, and disorder, are where such experiences occur/5.

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Norton edition, in EnglishPages: ‘The Uses of Disorder’ followed the student and urban rebellions of the late s. But it remains relevant to the problems of city life sixty years on. In a new preface Sennett considers his own objectives in writing the book and the enduring benefits of a strong and fresh urban experience in the twenty-first century.

The Uses of Disorder: Personal Identity & City Life (), ISBN Families Against the City: Middle Class Homes of Industrial Chicago,Harvard (), ISBN X The Hidden Injuries of Class, with Jonathan Cobb, Knopf (), ISBN XBorn: 1 January (age 76), Chicago, Illinois, US.

In Uses of Disorder, Richard Sennett shows how an excessively ordered community freezes adults into rigid attitudes that stifle personal growth. He argues that the accepted ideal of order generates patterns of behavior that are stultifying, narrow, and violence-prone.

And he proposes a functioning city that can incorporate anarchy, diversity, and creative disorder to bring into being adults. 'The Uses of Disorder' followed the student and urban rebellions of the late s.

But it remains relevant to the problems of city life sixty years on. In a new preface Sennett considers his own objectives in writing the book and the enduring benefits of a strong and fresh urban experience in the twenty-first century/5(). The Uses of Disorder Personal Identity and City Life by Richard Sennett.

ebook. Sign up to save your library New York Times Book ReviewThe distinguished social critic Richard Sennett here shows how the excessively ordered community freezes adults—both the young idealists and their security-oriented parents—into rigid attitudes that.

Richard Sennett’s The Uses of Disorder is one of those books I had heard obliquely mentioned so many times I decided, finally, to read it. Published init has aged curiously. Labeled “sociology” by the publisher, the books’ oddly diverse jacket endorsements suggests the stew of ideas contained — the front cover claims it a “defense of anarchism” while some on the rear claim.

The Uses of Disorder is not only a critique of the ways in which the affluent city has failed as a place where the individual—even the affluent individual—can grow. It is also an exploration of new modes of urban organization through which city life can become richer and more : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

Richard Sennett’s The Uses of Disorder: Personal Identity and City Life was first published in The book is both a critical unveiling of practices that attempt to sanitize the urban experience and a celebration of our “dense, disorderly and overwhelming cities” (Sennett 29).

The fifth edition of the highly successful City Reader juxtaposes the best classic and contemporary writings on the city. It contains fifty-seven selections including seventeen new contributions by experts including Elijah Anderson, Robert Bruegmann, Michael Dear, Jan Gehl, Harvey Molotch, Clarence Perry, Daphne Spain, Nigel Taylor, Samuel Bass Warner, and others - some of4/5.